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Glossary – 245 Social group / Social grade A section of the population defined by class group and employment status, based on a classification used by the Market Research Society. ‘AB’ social group refers to people in the Upper Middle and Middle class groups, in higher and intermediate managerial jobs. ‘C1’ social group refers to people in in the Lower Middle class group, with supervisory or junior managerial jobs. ‘C2’ social group refers to people in the Skilled Working class group, who are categorised as skilled manual workers. ‘DE’ social group refers to those in the Working class group or those at the lowest level of subsistence, who are semi-skilled manual workers, in receipt of a state pension, in casual employment or the lowest grade jobs South Asian films Films originating from South Asia, for example Bollywood, and generally, though not exclusively, aimed at a South Asian audience and in a South Asian language Specialised films Generally, non-mainstream films. This category includes foreign language and subtitled films, feature documentaries, ‘arthouse’ productions and films aimed at niche audiences Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) A system used by the Office for National Statistics to classify businesses according to the type of their economic activity Streaming The transmission of audiovisual content that is constantly received by and presented to a user at the same time as it is being delivered by the provider. The client media player can start playing the data before the entire file has been transmitted Studio-backed film A film produced with creative and/or financial input from the major US studio companies. These are: Fox Entertainment Group, NBC Universal, Paramount Motion Pictures Group, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group and Warner Bros Entertainment Subscription VoD (SVoD) A type of Video on Demand business model based on a subscription payment (usually monthly) in return for unlimited access to content. See Video on Demand Terrestrial television The five main free-to-air channels: BBC One, BBC Two, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 Traditional cinema A cinema generally with fewer than five screens and that shows more mainstream product. Often an older building located in city centres or suburbs Transactional VoD (TVoD) A description of Video on Demand business models based on transactions of individual titles such as download to rent or download to own. See Video on Demand Turnover The revenue that a company receives from its normal business activities during a period of time, usually from the sale of goods and services to customers UK and Republic of Ireland The distribution territory comprising the UK and Republic of Ireland. Where this publication indicates a film has been released ‘in the UK and Republic of Ireland’ it refers to the distribution territory and not necessarily to an actual release in both countries UK film A film which is certified as such by the UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport under Schedule 1 of the Films Act 1985, via the Cultural Test, under one of the UK’s bilateral co-production agreements or the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production; a film which has not applied for certification but which is obviously British on the basis of its content, producers, finance and talent; or (in the case of a re-release) a film which met the official definition of a British film prevailing at the time it was made or was generally considered to be British at that time


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